a day of sun

Chicago this January has been almost irredeemably gray. Gray, gray, gray. Buildings, streets, trees, all in various shades of gray. So it was delightful last week when we had a day of sunshine in the midst of it all — I found myself walking and walking around the neighborhood, just soaking in the sweetness of the sunlight and the beautiful shadows it created everywhere.

A little photo essay:

Can you see what this last picture is? A very tiny, tiny oak tree, hiding at the base of a shrub on my walk to the girls’ school. I think I’m going to have to rescue this sapling, because I’m sure the University’s groundskeepers are going to see it as a weed, not an oak, since they haven’t designated this spot as the right place for an oak. Would you like to move to Wooded Isle, little oak tree?

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